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I know, I know...the election results...

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Time: 1:25 PM

Okay...okay...okay... People have been asking me for my Election Day results and recap report...here's the deal.

Unlike in a municipal election, races for State Rep. and State Senate are a bit different because most districts covers multiple communities.

When I post election results, unlike most media outlets, my figures are based on votes per polling location (and votes done via absentee) as opposed to the total number of votes and this level of details requires me to travel to several town halls and requesting the results information.

That's a LOT of work folks!

I'm in the process of collecting all of the results material and give my take on what happened last Tuesday...and given the spin some losing candidates are giving regarding their loss, including Ken Gucker's pathetic explaination for his predictable loss, which which many are calling the equilivant of grasping at straws, it's fair to say that the sooner I get the raw numbers, the better.

Hang in there folks...it won't be long now...and as a Democrat who has seen this EXACT SAME results from Danbury Dems in the past ten years, trust me, I won't hold back.


When will we admit that we have a HATE CRIME problem in the city?

Monday, November 14, 2016
Time: 3:45 PM

Will it take someone losing their life for city officials to admit the obvious...we have a HATE CRIME problem in the city! Newstimes: 11.14.16

DANBURY - Residents were shocked Monday to find a swastika that had been painted on the side of a downtown home over the weekend in a racially and ethnically diverse neighborhood - the most recent in a string of hate speech crimes being investigated by police.

“Oh my God,” said Daequan Rosado when he first saw the hate speech scrawled in black paint on a nearby house on Division Street. “I put my kids on the bus this morning and didn’t even notice it.

[...]

Further down the road, a white Mazda CX7 was also spray-painted with a black swastika.

“It’s really upsetting,” said Rosado. “This is a very ethnic neighborhood with a lot of diversity.”

He added that while he’s seen racial comments and tensions flareup both online and in other communities in the country after President-Elect Donald Trump won the recent election, he was surprised to see it in his own neighborhood.

[...]

While police don’t have any reports on the Division Street swastika, detectives are actively investigating four other similar incidents that also occurred in the same neighborhood surrounding West Street in the weeks running up to the election.

Police said a swastika was scratched onto the door of a van at the Catholic Family Charities organization on West Street - a group that also found a black swastika painted on their front door on Oct. 31. Another black swastika was painted that day on a work vans for Fish Window Cleaning, which is also located on West Street. A resident along George Street also reported Nov. 2 that a swastika had been painted in black paint on the passenger side of his truck.

How many times do we need to see incidents of hated occurring in the city until someone says ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!


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2021 (ALVES/ESPOSITO)

TOWN COMMITTEES
(VID) DDTC nomination convention
(PDF) DDTC campaign slate flyer

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FORUMS/DEBATES
(VID) 2021 Danbury City-Wide PTO educational forum

CAMPAIGN FINANCE
First quarter
Alves Apr 10th SEEC filing

Second quarter
Alves Jul 10th SEEC filing
Esposito Jul 10th SEEC filing

Third quarter
Alves Oct 12th SEEC report
Esposito Oct 12th SEEC report

CAMPAIGN MAILERS
Alves "Jan 6th" attack mailer 10.21.21
Esposito "you can't trust Alves" attack mailer 10.20.21
Alves mailer 10.20.21
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Esposito mailer 09.28.21
Alves mailer 09.27.21
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PAST CAMPAIGN COVERAGE

2005 (BOUGHTON/ESPOSITO)
Danbury 2005 election results
Newstimes Dean Esposito profile (10.25.05)

2007 (BOUGHTON/ABRANTES)
Danbury 2007 election results
(VID) Helana Abrantes TV ad
(VID) BRT tax deferral presser
(VID) Helena Abrantes "Community Forum" interview

2009 (BOUGHTON/GONCALVES)
Danbury 2009 election results
(VID) 2009 Danbury City-Wide PTO educational forum
(VID) 2009 Danbury Chamber of Commerce mayoral debate
(VID) 2009 DDTC nomination convention

2011 (BOUGHTON/TABORSAK)
Danbury 2011 election results
(VID) Saadi/Nero campaign kickoff

2013 (BOUGHTON/NO DTC ENDORSED CANDIDATE/MCALLISTER)
Danbury 2013 election results
(VID) 2013 DDTC nominaiton convention

2015 (BOUGHTON UNCHALLENGED)
Danbury 2015 election results

2017 (BOUGHTON/ALMEIDA)
Danbury 2017 election results
(VID) Al Almeida concession speech
(VID) 2017 Danbury City-Wide PTO educational forum
(VID) Al Almeida nomination acceptance speech

2019 (BOUGHTON/SETARO)
Danbury 2019 election results
(VID) 2019 NewsTimes Editorial Board interview with Mark Boughton and Chris Setaro
(VID) 2019 Danbury City-Wide PTO educational forum
(VID) 2019 Danbury Chamber of Commerce mayoral debate
(VID) 2019 convention endorsement speeches from Mark Boughton and Chris Setaro

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On September 26, 2007, ten plaintiffs filed suit in response to an arrest of aday laborers at a public park in Danbury, Connecticut. Plaintiffs amended their complaint on November 26, 2007.

The amended complaint states that plaintiffs sought to remedy the continued discriminatory and unauthorized enforcement of federal immigration laws against the Latino residents of the City of Danbury by Danbury's mayor and its police department.

Plaintiffs allege that the arrests violated their Fourth Amendment rights and the Connecticut Constitution because defendants conducted the arrests without valid warrants, in the absence of exigent circumstances, and without probable cause to believe that plaintiffs were engaged in unlawful activity. In addition, plaintiffs allege that defendants improperly stopped, detained, investigated, searched and arrested plaintiffs. Plaintiffs also allege that defendants violated their Fourteenth Amendment rights when they intentionally targeted plaintiffs, and arrested and detained them on the basis of their race, ethnicity and perceived national origin. Plaintiffs raise First Amendment, Due Process and tort claims.

Plaintiffs request declaratory relief, damages and attorneys fees.

CLICK HERE TO READ/DOWNLOAD MAYOR BOUGHTON'S DEPOSITION

CLICK HERE TO READ/DOWNLOAD MIKE McLACHLAN (then MAYOR CHIEF OF STAFF) DEPOSITION

Danbury Area Coalition for the Rights of Immigrants v.
U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security
3:06-cv-01992-RNC ( D. Conn. )

(02.25.08) Court docket

(10.24.07) Memorandum in Opposition to Defendant's Emergency Motion for Protective Order

(09.26.07) Press Release

(12.14.06) Complaint


Barrera v. Boughton, No. 07-01436
(D. Conn. filed Sept. 26, 2007)

(02.25.08) Court Docket

Amended complaint

Defendants' Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Subject Matter Jurisdiction

Defendants' Motion to Dismiss State Law Claims

Plaintiffs' Opposition to Motion to Dismiss

Order on Motion to Dismiss

Defendants' Answer to Amended Complaint

NEW HAVEN REGISTER: Immigrant's 2006 arrest was flawed Danbury mayor testifies

(10.05.07 (VIDEO) Boughton mislead the public about Danbury's involvement in raid

(09.18.07) Yale Law Students expose Danbury involvement in raid

(12.14.06) VIDEO: Interview with Yale Law Students at FOI presser

(12.14.06) VIDEO: Danbury 11 FOI complaint media roundup

City Clerk Jean Natale standing next to skinhead sparks outrage

(10.03.06) VIDEO: Danbury 11 rally

(09.29.06) VIDEO: Danbury 11 case deepens

Word of raid spread across the country

(09/29/06) VIDEO: Danbury 11 protest news conference

(09/29/06) Immigrant newspaper "El Canillita" gives best account of ICE day labor raid at Kennedy Park


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VIDEO: Tereza Pereira's ordeal with ICE agents

VIDEO: Danbury Peace Coalition Immigration Forum (April 2006)
featuring Mayor Boughton and Immigration attorney Philip Berns

VIDEO: 2007 Stop the Raids immigration forum at WCSU

2007: Community protest anti-immigration forum

A tribute to Hispanic Center Director and immigrant activist Maria Cinta Lowe